Bodhisattva Practice of the Pāramitās
with Unzan Mako Voelkel
Thursdays, Oct 23 – Dec 4, 2014 (excluding Nov. 27) 6:45-8:15 pm
$60 members/$75 nonmembers
While our naturally arising wish for enlightenment, or way-seeking mind, is the starting point for a life-long practice of waking up, this tender-hearted and wondrous intention can only be made manifest in our lives by our active engagement. How can we nourish and take great care of this deep wish? Through the Bodhisattva practice of the Pāramitās. Read more...
Bodhichitta (Awakening Mind)
with Cloud Mountain Graham Ross
Tuesdays, Oct 28 – Dec 2, 2014 6:45-8:15 pm
$60 members/$75 nonmembers
Even though bodhichitta is often thought of as the pure and originally existent mind, in order for it to be realized it needs to be developed. In Zen, this development itself is considered to be its realization. In this six-week class we will develop and realize our clear intentions about how we want to live in this world. There will be exercises, meditations and readings that will support us in exploring and expressing our bodhichitta; our mind of awakening. Read more...
One Day Tangaryo Style Retreat
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8am - 5pm
$60.00 members & $75.00 non-members
This retreat is an opportunity to come together to support each other in deepening our practice. As Zen Master Katagiri put it, “we let the self settle upon the Self and let our life force bloom.” This is our training in the retreat so that we may practice it in our lives beyond the zendo. Read more...
Original Face - A Mask Workshop with Peter Coyote
October 31, 2014 6:00 - 9:00pm
50 members/$65 Guests
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED
In Zen we talk about finding your original face before your parents were born. What is that original face? What are all the masks we wear throughout our lives, throughout our days? In this workshop with Peter Coyote we will experience putting on and taking off some of the masks.
Peter Coyote has been a student of Zen for decades and is an ordained Zen priest. He is an Emmy award winning actor who has worked with some of the world's most distinguished filmmakers, including: Roman Polanski, Pedro Almodovar, Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderberg, and Sidney Pollack. He has written a best–selling memoir of his counter–culture years called “Sleeping Where I Fall”, an early chapter won the Pushcart Prize for Excellence in non–fiction. He is well known for his voice–over work, and has done numerous documentaries and TV specials. Read more...
Practice Period 2014 October 22 - December 2
$50.00 Members $70.00 Non - Members
"Way Seeking Mind: Discovering your Inmost Request"
Rohatsu Sesshin December 6 - December 14, 2014
For over 2500 years Ango, or Practice Period, has offered an excellent opportunity for all practitioners to join together in an intense period of warm-hearted practice. “What is it? How has it brought us together? How does it support us? How does it encourage and inspire us to live and prosper in this world? Read more...
Participants in the Practice Period are expected to fill out an application regarding intention and a workable schedule.
AZC Book Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15 pm. | led by Dharma Teacher Glenn Noblin
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted) All are invited to the Wednesday night book group, where we are reading True Refuge, Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach. We will be discussing Chapter 15, “A Heart that is Ready for Anything.” We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:15 pm. We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection from the chapter and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. Read more...
Next week we start a new book: It's Easier Than You Think, The Buddhist Way To Happiness" by Sylvia Boorstein